In Language Arts this year we made Ted-like Talks about our passions. My Ted-like Talk was about Musical and Emotional Connections. It is said that it causes our bodies to release dopamine, a neurotransmitter that happens when doing pleasurable things, such as eating. It is scientifically proven that listening to music before bed improves sleep quality. It helps create alpha waves in our brains. These waves make us calmer and more relaxed. Another thing about music is it can carry you back to your past. When I hear a song that I haven’t heard in a long time, it brings me back to when I used to listen to it. Music helps to act as oxytocin. This is the hormone that is associated with positivity and happy thoughts. Also known as the love hormone, it helps build empathy and trust. It also reduces our cortisol levels causing us much less stress.
In addition, amateur singers who sing for 1 to 2 hours a day are proven to be happier and have better sleep, than people that listen to less and don’t hum or sing along.
Those are some of the lines from my script. I really enjoyed this project because I got to talk about my passion and share what I know with others. I also talked about and shared some songs I love called, IDGAF by Dua Lipa, In The Stars by Benson Boone, and Happy by Pharrell Williams.
I even learned some about my topic. I learned about the singers’ lives, about what your hormones do while listening to music, and I learned how hard it is to make something deep even if it is only five minutes long. Making Ted-like Talks has definitely been a pleasure.